Across the Valley

Wengen is on one ‘shelf’, and Murren is on another. Between them is the Lauterbrunnen valley, a gorge 2,000 feet deep.

To get from Wengen to Murren you first descend in the train to the village of Lauterbrunnen itself….

PhotoELF Edits:2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- resize… then you ascend the almost sheer rock wall by cable car to Grussalp.

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeFrom the top of the cable car you can look right down to Lauterbrunnen and over to Wengen.

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeUnless you look carefully, the whole gorge disappears, and it looks as if you could walk over to Wengen!

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- resizeZooming in, you can see my hotel, the Sunstar, and my balcony to the left of the station.

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resize; shape; gammaZooming out, you can see the rock wall behind Wengen going up to the Mannleichen range…

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- resize… and pulling back still further, you can see the North Face of the Eiger behind the Mannleichen range.

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- resizeAt the other end of the camera’s range, you can pick out a train on its way up to Kleine Scheidegg, approaching the avalanche sheds.

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeFrom Grussalp, a little train takes you along the top of the gorge to Murren. It is just one coach, with a goods truck in front.

009 the trainParts of the journey are through snow fields, here with Marchegg behind….

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resize…. and parts through the pine forest…
PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resize… and there are delightful glimpses of mountain life along the way!

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- resizeFrom Murren you get a different view of the same mountains. This is the Eiger…

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resize… and this is the Jungfrau.

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- resizeCloser to the path, the lichen on this tree gives you an idea of the air quality.

PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resizeAnd to end, another little detail. This was a shelf in the top station of the cable car!PhotoELF Edits: 2015:03:20 --- Save - Overwrite --- crop; resize

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9 thoughts on “Across the Valley

  1. Lovely pictures, I went to Interlaken 40 years ago and I think we only saw the Jungfrau once without cloud! You obviously have had better luck.

  2. :-))) all happy memories ! Thanks for sharing, it makes me happy 🙂 Apparently much snow has melted already and people need to get up high to be able to ski. I linked to your older posts from Mürren and saw hotel Eiger 🙂 You also spend time there ?

  3. Over 20yrs ago we used to travel up to Mürren on the funicular railway, which went almost perpendicular up the hill from outside Lauterbrunnen station, up to Grütschalp . My children loved it, we went in late spring and summer from 1988 every year through to 1995 and they used to run through the meadows high up in Mürren and walk back along the paths to Grütschalp! Lovely pictures and thanks for the memories.

  4. I’m delighted to see these photos of your trip. What a spectacular place, truly breathtaking! Thanks for sharing.

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